Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Here is a recipe for a delightfully seasonal jam! Cranberries and orange, with a good dose of cinnamon. A perfect winter jam.
Make your own infused spirits (whiskey, cranberry, chestnuts and cinnamon) for this delicious Thanksgiving drink.
An easy amplification of fall's favorite fruit: pears. "You can't buy that in any store!" is high praise indeed, so adding a mix of frangrant spices elevates homemade jam to top notch gift quality. The holidays are coming...
There's no better way to start canning than applesauce. Quick, easy, delicious... And you're welcome to download my hand-painted label for your jars, too.
A continuation of my series about foraging at the farm and what I've done with my bounty. Up today: home made spiced apple rings from our own apples - a holiday favorite for me!
These apple slices are lightly sweetened and spiced with a whole cinnamon stick. They are very versatile and can be eaten by themselves or used in sweet or savory dishes.
I was totally surprised by how tasty this sweet, tart and spiced plum jam turned out.
I'm a giant fan of cheese condiments. And nothing quite says cheese condiment quite like anything with fig in it. So come get figgy with me. :)
This lightly spiced jam is made with blueberries and blackberries and is perfect served over hot buttermilk biscuits, pancakes, or in mini tart shells.
For the Love of Small Batch Canning: Spice plum jam.